Concept Factory: Taking Martian Manhunter In A New Direction

With Justice League of America debuting soon, I thought I’d drag out an old idea of mine on the Martian Manhunter. This was a new direction I had planned for when he first died (and would inevitably return) and later an idea that could have been used when DC rebooted their franchise and created the … Continue reading

Concept Factory: “Nightwing: Brave and the Bold”

As perhaps the most successful “legacy” character in comics (besides Wally West), sometimes Dick Grayson feels underused and under-appreciated. Dick Grayson—as Robin, Nightwing, and Batman—has fought alongside a score of heroes. He’s led the Teen Titans, the Titans, the Outsiders, and the Justice League. He’s even fought alongside major villains (while undercover of course). In … Continue reading

Batman: The Modern Revenger: A Dissertation on Batman and Early Modern Revenge Drama

The Early Modern Era of revenge drama can essentially be boiled down to key components, a chain of events that build around a core of recurring themes and archetypes. The setting is always a place full of corruption, especially from self-serving leaders: they are vice-filled; sometimes a touch unhinged, and unbound by their power, be … Continue reading

Taking it One Step Further: The Evolution of the Superhero

“I don’t mind being the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn’t this one.”
-Adrian Veidt (Watchmen, Chapter XI Extras)

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